University 100

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The University 100 program, designed to provide students with a graceful transition from high school to university, has played a pivotal role in my university experience.

Spearheaded by inspired professors, the program encourages students to enter university with confidence, enthusiasm, and the willingness to explore the great potential of the University of Prince Edward Island.

I can say with assurance, University 100 enriched my experience by encouraging university involvement while providing strategies to maintain a successful academic workload—useful skills that will guide me through my future years at UPEI—and beyond!

Kelsey Moore
BA, Class of 2009
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  • Vickie Johnston - Co-ordinator
Overview

The University 100 program, designed to provide students with a graceful transition from high school to university, has played a pivotal role in my university experience.

Spearheaded by inspired professors, the program encourages students to enter university with confidence, enthusiasm, and the willingness to explore the great potential of the University of Prince Edward Island.

I can say with assurance, University 100 enriched my experience by encouraging university involvement while providing strategies to maintain a successful academic workload—useful skills that will guide me through my future years at UPEI—and beyond!

BA, Class of 2009
Kelsey Moore
Faculty
  • Vickie Johnston - Co-ordinator

Overview

The University 100 program, designed to provide students with a graceful transition from high school to university, has played a pivotal role in my university experience.

Spearheaded by inspired professors, the program encourages students to enter university with confidence, enthusiasm, and the willingness to explore the great potential of the University of Prince Edward Island.

I can say with assurance, University 100 enriched my experience by encouraging university involvement while providing strategies to maintain a successful academic workload—useful skills that will guide me through my future years at UPEI—and beyond!

Kelsey Moore
BA, Class of 2009

Faculty

  • Vickie Johnston - Co-ordinator
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Course Level: 
100 Level
Courses: 

UNIVERSITY 100

University 100 is a course for First Year students. It provides an introduction to the university, to university studies, to the varieties and methods of intellectual inquiry, and an opportunity to develop communications and research skills.

NATURE AND GOALS OF THE COURSE

University 100 is a six semester-hour course restricted to students in their first year of university studies. The course is taught in sections of no more than 25 students in order to permit individual attention. Various teaching techniques are used, including lectures, discussions, individual research, film and video tapes, and frequent written exercises. Various occupational and personality inventories are employed to assist students in forming career plans and developing self-awareness. Specifically, the course has the following goals:

  1. To develop oral and written communication skills;
  2. To develop study and research skills;
  3. To introduce effective critical thinking and argumentation;
  4. To introduce the varieties of knowledge and methods of inquiry;
  5. To encourage the development of self-knowledge and self discovery;
  6. To develop an awareness of the university both past and present.

Generally, the course seeks to afford entering students the opportunity to obtain the maximum benefits from university education by developing both practical studentship skills and a broad perspective which will help them to realize their potentials.

UPEI 101 WRITING STUDIES - ENGAGING WRITING, RHETORIC, AND COMMUNICATION
(See English 101)

UPEI 102 INQUIRY STUDIES – ENGAGING IDEAS AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS
This course is for students who want to explore a broad array of issues and ‘big’ questions that are related to human culture and the natural world from a local to a global perspective. This course emphasizes and cultivates critical inquiry, writing and reading skills through an analysis of texts/topics of contemporary significance.
Three hours a week

UPEI 103 UNIVERSITY STUDIES – ENGAGING UNIVERSITY CONTEXTS AND EXPERIENCE
This is a course for students who seek a well-supported, strongly integrated adjustment to life and learning within the university environment. This course is designed to create a cohesive learning community for students, connecting them to each other and to their instructors in the classroom and beyond. The curriculum focuses on helping students to develop the attitudes, study strategies, and broad communication and research skills they will need to thrive throughout their post-secondary experience.
Three hours a week

UNIVERSITY 151 DIGITAL LITERACY FOR WORKFORCE LEARNING AND SUCCESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
The goal of this course is to teach and assess digital concepts and skills that over 80% of employers look for in potential employees.  The course will scaffold learning in a three themes module format as: (1) Digital Citizenship in Learning and the Workplace; (2) Information and Communication in the 21st Century; and (3) Applying Digital Literacy in the 21st Century Workplace.  As students gain experience with various digital tools, students will be asked to apply these tools in a project-based setting to investigate real-world issues and create meaningful and relevant products.  Students will experience the course in a hybrid model of face-to-face and online formats; along with elements of a flipped classroom where students review learning before class so that class time can be spent on critical dialogue and meaningful discussion and project work.
Three semester hours

UNIVERSITY 193 CAREER AND LEARNING PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
This course is designed to review and clarify a student’s learning and career objectives, and to document and demonstrate experiential learning. Learners understand the various purposes of portfolios; know the conventions of developing and professionally presenting a portfolio; and are capable of articulating acquired learning in job descriptions or degree requirements.
Cross-listed with Education (cf. Education 319) and Integrated Studies (cf. Integrated Studies 193)
Three semester hours

UNIVERSITY 199 SPECIAL TOPICS

Course Level: 
200 Level
Courses: 

UNIVERSITY 203 INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP STUDIES
This course introduces leadership using a personal experience perspective and framework. Students will be exposed to various leadership models, best practices, and concepts essential to leadership such as sustainability and community development. University 203 will assist students in developing an understanding of self, their role in community and in their profession. Students will be required to develop and implement a service learning project as part of the course work.
PREREQUISITE: Second year standing
Three semester hours

Course Level: 
300 Level
Courses: 

UNIVERSITY 303 LEADERSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE
This course is designed to merge theory and professional practice. A leadership field placement (32 hrs) is a requirement of the course. The field placement will allow students to explore and actively engage in the community through educational efforts, activism, organizational efforts or other means. The placement will provide experiential learning and an opportunity to practice skills and knowledge related to leadership, and content acquired in previous university courses. Leadership portfolio models will be introduced and practiced. The portfolio will allow the student to identify strengths, learning experiences and competencies that they may wish to develop.
PREREQUISITE: University 203 or permission from instructor
Three semester hours

Calendar Courses

UNIVERSITY 100

University 100 is a course for First Year students. It provides an introduction to the university, to university studies, to the varieties and methods of intellectual inquiry, and an opportunity to develop communications and research skills.

NATURE AND GOALS OF THE COURSE

University 100 is a six semester-hour course restricted to students in their first year of university studies. The course is taught in sections of no more than 25 students in order to permit individual attention. Various teaching techniques are used, including lectures, discussions, individual research, film and video tapes, and frequent written exercises. Various occupational and personality inventories are employed to assist students in forming career plans and developing self-awareness. Specifically, the course has the following goals:

  1. To develop oral and written communication skills;
  2. To develop study and research skills;
  3. To introduce effective critical thinking and argumentation;
  4. To introduce the varieties of knowledge and methods of inquiry;
  5. To encourage the development of self-knowledge and self discovery;
  6. To develop an awareness of the university both past and present.

Generally, the course seeks to afford entering students the opportunity to obtain the maximum benefits from university education by developing both practical studentship skills and a broad perspective which will help them to realize their potentials.

UPEI 101 WRITING STUDIES - ENGAGING WRITING, RHETORIC, AND COMMUNICATION
(See English 101)

UPEI 102 INQUIRY STUDIES – ENGAGING IDEAS AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS
This course is for students who want to explore a broad array of issues and ‘big’ questions that are related to human culture and the natural world from a local to a global perspective. This course emphasizes and cultivates critical inquiry, writing and reading skills through an analysis of texts/topics of contemporary significance.
Three hours a week

UPEI 103 UNIVERSITY STUDIES – ENGAGING UNIVERSITY CONTEXTS AND EXPERIENCE
This is a course for students who seek a well-supported, strongly integrated adjustment to life and learning within the university environment. This course is designed to create a cohesive learning community for students, connecting them to each other and to their instructors in the classroom and beyond. The curriculum focuses on helping students to develop the attitudes, study strategies, and broad communication and research skills they will need to thrive throughout their post-secondary experience.
Three hours a week

UNIVERSITY 151 DIGITAL LITERACY FOR WORKFORCE LEARNING AND SUCCESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
The goal of this course is to teach and assess digital concepts and skills that over 80% of employers look for in potential employees.  The course will scaffold learning in a three themes module format as: (1) Digital Citizenship in Learning and the Workplace; (2) Information and Communication in the 21st Century; and (3) Applying Digital Literacy in the 21st Century Workplace.  As students gain experience with various digital tools, students will be asked to apply these tools in a project-based setting to investigate real-world issues and create meaningful and relevant products.  Students will experience the course in a hybrid model of face-to-face and online formats; along with elements of a flipped classroom where students review learning before class so that class time can be spent on critical dialogue and meaningful discussion and project work.
Three semester hours

UNIVERSITY 193 CAREER AND LEARNING PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
This course is designed to review and clarify a student’s learning and career objectives, and to document and demonstrate experiential learning. Learners understand the various purposes of portfolios; know the conventions of developing and professionally presenting a portfolio; and are capable of articulating acquired learning in job descriptions or degree requirements.
Cross-listed with Education (cf. Education 319) and Integrated Studies (cf. Integrated Studies 193)
Three semester hours

UNIVERSITY 199 SPECIAL TOPICS

UNIVERSITY 203 INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP STUDIES
This course introduces leadership using a personal experience perspective and framework. Students will be exposed to various leadership models, best practices, and concepts essential to leadership such as sustainability and community development. University 203 will assist students in developing an understanding of self, their role in community and in their profession. Students will be required to develop and implement a service learning project as part of the course work.
PREREQUISITE: Second year standing
Three semester hours

UNIVERSITY 303 LEADERSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE
This course is designed to merge theory and professional practice. A leadership field placement (32 hrs) is a requirement of the course. The field placement will allow students to explore and actively engage in the community through educational efforts, activism, organizational efforts or other means. The placement will provide experiential learning and an opportunity to practice skills and knowledge related to leadership, and content acquired in previous university courses. Leadership portfolio models will be introduced and practiced. The portfolio will allow the student to identify strengths, learning experiences and competencies that they may wish to develop.
PREREQUISITE: University 203 or permission from instructor
Three semester hours

Calendar Courses

100 Level

UNIVERSITY 100

University 100 is a course for First Year students. It provides an introduction to the university, to university studies, to the varieties and methods of intellectual inquiry, and an opportunity to develop communications and research skills.

NATURE AND GOALS OF THE COURSE

University 100 is a six semester-hour course restricted to students in their first year of university studies. The course is taught in sections of no more than 25 students in order to permit individual attention. Various teaching techniques are used, including lectures, discussions, individual research, film and video tapes, and frequent written exercises. Various occupational and personality inventories are employed to assist students in forming career plans and developing self-awareness. Specifically, the course has the following goals:

  1. To develop oral and written communication skills;
  2. To develop study and research skills;
  3. To introduce effective critical thinking and argumentation;
  4. To introduce the varieties of knowledge and methods of inquiry;
  5. To encourage the development of self-knowledge and self discovery;
  6. To develop an awareness of the university both past and present.

Generally, the course seeks to afford entering students the opportunity to obtain the maximum benefits from university education by developing both practical studentship skills and a broad perspective which will help them to realize their potentials.

UPEI 101 WRITING STUDIES - ENGAGING WRITING, RHETORIC, AND COMMUNICATION
(See English 101)

UPEI 102 INQUIRY STUDIES – ENGAGING IDEAS AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS
This course is for students who want to explore a broad array of issues and ‘big’ questions that are related to human culture and the natural world from a local to a global perspective. This course emphasizes and cultivates critical inquiry, writing and reading skills through an analysis of texts/topics of contemporary significance.
Three hours a week

UPEI 103 UNIVERSITY STUDIES – ENGAGING UNIVERSITY CONTEXTS AND EXPERIENCE
This is a course for students who seek a well-supported, strongly integrated adjustment to life and learning within the university environment. This course is designed to create a cohesive learning community for students, connecting them to each other and to their instructors in the classroom and beyond. The curriculum focuses on helping students to develop the attitudes, study strategies, and broad communication and research skills they will need to thrive throughout their post-secondary experience.
Three hours a week

UNIVERSITY 151 DIGITAL LITERACY FOR WORKFORCE LEARNING AND SUCCESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
The goal of this course is to teach and assess digital concepts and skills that over 80% of employers look for in potential employees.  The course will scaffold learning in a three themes module format as: (1) Digital Citizenship in Learning and the Workplace; (2) Information and Communication in the 21st Century; and (3) Applying Digital Literacy in the 21st Century Workplace.  As students gain experience with various digital tools, students will be asked to apply these tools in a project-based setting to investigate real-world issues and create meaningful and relevant products.  Students will experience the course in a hybrid model of face-to-face and online formats; along with elements of a flipped classroom where students review learning before class so that class time can be spent on critical dialogue and meaningful discussion and project work.
Three semester hours

UNIVERSITY 193 CAREER AND LEARNING PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
This course is designed to review and clarify a student’s learning and career objectives, and to document and demonstrate experiential learning. Learners understand the various purposes of portfolios; know the conventions of developing and professionally presenting a portfolio; and are capable of articulating acquired learning in job descriptions or degree requirements.
Cross-listed with Education (cf. Education 319) and Integrated Studies (cf. Integrated Studies 193)
Three semester hours

UNIVERSITY 199 SPECIAL TOPICS

200 Level

UNIVERSITY 203 INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP STUDIES
This course introduces leadership using a personal experience perspective and framework. Students will be exposed to various leadership models, best practices, and concepts essential to leadership such as sustainability and community development. University 203 will assist students in developing an understanding of self, their role in community and in their profession. Students will be required to develop and implement a service learning project as part of the course work.
PREREQUISITE: Second year standing
Three semester hours

300 Level

UNIVERSITY 303 LEADERSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE
This course is designed to merge theory and professional practice. A leadership field placement (32 hrs) is a requirement of the course. The field placement will allow students to explore and actively engage in the community through educational efforts, activism, organizational efforts or other means. The placement will provide experiential learning and an opportunity to practice skills and knowledge related to leadership, and content acquired in previous university courses. Leadership portfolio models will be introduced and practiced. The portfolio will allow the student to identify strengths, learning experiences and competencies that they may wish to develop.
PREREQUISITE: University 203 or permission from instructor
Three semester hours

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